Primary Care is an international centre of primary care excellence which aims to build capacity and promote interdisciplinary working in primary care research and education.
Primary care is the ‘first point of contact care’ based in the community, incorporating many areas of nursing, practice management and administration, dentistry, community pharmacy and a many other allied healthcare providers.
The University of Birmingham has a proud history as the home to one of the first centres for academic primary care in the country, having been established for over a quarter of a century, and our network of research active practices formed the template for similar networks nationwide. We currently have around 400 research active GP practices ‘on the books’ and these are managed via the Primary Care element of the Clinical Research Network (CRN), which delivers practical support to facilitate research in GP practices.
Primary Care at Birmingham is proud that it hosts one of the largest and most successful programmes for training Academic GPs in the UK, this programme allows GP Academic Clinical Fellows to experience research, teaching, leadership and management at the University of Birmingham and to be trained in and participate in each – creating future leaders for the profession.
Focusing on applied and translational research under five main programmes:
- Behaviour change
- Health Informatics
- Primary Care Diagnostics
- Chronic Disease
- Healthcare quality
In addition to these, we have the following cross-cutting methodological themes
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